The '''University of Edinburgh''' (abbreviated as '''''Edin.''''' in Post-nominal letters|post-nominals
), founded in 1582,
is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world
and one of Scotland
's Ancient university|ancient universities
. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh
, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town, Edinburgh|Old Town
belonging to the university.
The University of Edinburgh was ranked 17th and 21st in the world by the 2014–15 and 2015–16 QS rankings. It is now ranked 19th in the world according to 2016–17 QS Rankings.
It is ranked as the 6th best university in Europe by the U.S. News' Best Global Universities Ranking,
and 7th best in Europe by the Times Higher Education Ranking.
The Research Excellence Framework
, a research...